Is it important to know manual testing before starting to learn how to do test automation?
Test automation is a part of testing activity, so obviously you need to be aware of testing concepts and have a quality mindset.
The catch here is – first, industry created this divide between manual testers and automation testers and now industry itself has bridged that gap to expect just a ‘tester’ who knows both manual and test automation.
Nowadays, most of the companies are looking for automation profiles only. So, as person who wants to start a career in software testing, is it necessary to know manual testing before starting test automation?